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The Leonids get their name from the location of their radiant in the constellation Leo: the meteors appear to radiate from that point in the sky. They tend to peak in November.
NASA plans on advancing its “All sky Fireball Network” and increasing its coverage by installing 15 cameras all across the nation. This particular network tracks meteorites – their path and the possibility of where they may land on earth. The NASA Meteroid Environment Office (MEO) functions to spot these meteors specifically those that are brighter than the planet Venus. They are nicknamed “Fireballs.” Only if you keep an eye on the sky every night can you successfully spot a meteorite. This is the job that these 15 cameras do – watch out for meteorites every night. Overlapping fields of view enable NASA to get different angles and views of every fireball. This is how calculating flight path and altitude is possible. You can check out the official website if you want to know what happened last night when you were happily sleeping in your bed. The main reason behind tracking these meteorites is a hoe of recovering them. Knowing what kind of environment the meteorite is made of comes handy while building spacecrafts. William Cooke, head of NASA’s Meteoroid Environment Office is awfully excited: “If someone calls me and asks ‘What was that?’ I’ll be able to tell them. We’ll have a record of every big meteoroid that enters the atmosphere over the certain parts of the U.S. Nothing will burn up in those skies without me knowing about it!” Well, I for one can sleep better at night knowing that I don’t have to stay up all night looking for those pesky fireball-launching UFOs like I usually do, ’cause NASA’s got it covered.
Originally posted by spydrbyte25
ELE = Extinction-Level-Event
So IF true....
Leonid + ELE = Meteor Shower/ELE